Public Statement from, David Maguire, Chief Executive of WIRED. 27th March 2020
I am pleased to be able to confirm that although we have suspended face to face meetings and scooter hire service the majority of our services remain fully operational and our staff and volunteers are available via telephone, email, and video call to continue to support you as always. However, this week, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, WIRED has migrated the whole organisation to home working arrangements which means that until further notice WIRED’s offices in Birkenhead, Liscard, New Brighton, Liverpool and Warrington will be closed. Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers will continue to be available through our existing telephone and email helplines information, advice and support channels as usual. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us, even if it’s just for some reassurance or information about local services, we are happy to help. We have over 10,000 people registered with us for support and we will continue to do our very best during this period of change.
Who we are and what we do
Wirral SEND Partnership (SEND IASS) provides free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to disabled children and young people, and those with SEN, and their parents. Wirral SEND Partnership also covers other issues related to special educational needs/disability (SEND) such as health and social care issues.
Wirral SEND Partnership offers:
- Face-to-face meetings
- Contact by telephone, email or social media
- Support in meetings with other professionals
- Help with letter writing or form-filling
- Appointments at a place to suit you
- Information about other services
Who can use our services
Information is available in a range of languages and formats if needed and Information, advice and support can be about any issue related to special educational needs or disability. You can self-refer or can ask someone else to refer on your behalf. Young people (aged 16-25) can ask for support separately from their parents/carers if they wish. Click on the dedicated webpage for information about SEND for children aged 11-15 and young people aged 16-25.
The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. We recommend meetings are arranged by telephone appointment.
Wirral Local Offer
Wirral SEND Partnership also help parents to navigate Wirral's 'Local Offer' of services. The Local Offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care as well as information about other local support services. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for you and your child. Go to https://localofferwirral.org/ to find out what services are available in Wirral for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
How to access our services
Parents or young people can contact our services directly using the telephone number or email address below. Professionals can also contact Wirral SEND Partnership in the same way.
How to contact Wirral SEND Partnership